2014 Sergio Arcuri "Aris" Ciro Rosso Calabria

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2017 | Send Email
The nose of this wine is full of earth, dried rose petals, and ash with hints of plum and leather. On the palate this wine seems more related to Nebbiolo than to anything else, it has the classic tannic structure not harsh but a little gritty. The flavors are sweeter on the palate more rose and plum up front then slowly the earth and spicy notes emerge. The finish is dry, the wine has breadth and depth and a long lasting finish. This wine would be perfect for braised meats or wild mushroom risotto.
Drink from 2017 to 2026

Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/31/2017 | Send Email
I've had a number of Ciro Rossos over the years but this one was quite a revelation to me. While the others have generally displayed darker fruit, earthy aromas and rustic tannins the Arcuri is more akin to a lighter Nebbiolo. The aromas are those of red berries, minerals, sandalwood and dried herbs while the flavors express slightly salty red fruit, mild tannins and grippy acidity. It could almost be mistaken for a Piemonte red except for the exotic spicing and rustic character. We're happy to offer this outstanding addition to our Southern Italian selections,

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